Sunday, March 27, 2011

Game Night, Girls Day & Gobblers

So I had a few random things to blog about and figured I'd squeeze it all into one....

The other night our Sunday School group got together for a little friendly competition. Actually, the Christmas Carol Pictionary with this group got a little ugly, so I expected no different.

The night was of course complete with a ton of food, and we proceeded to split into our Girl/Guy Teams. The first game was Family Feud on the Wii. I used to watch Family Feud all the time, so I was pretty confident. I will admit, the boys were impressive. As embarrassed as I am to say this-"hitting the buzzer" and typing your answer was the hardest part! If you've ever used a Wii remote, you understand! Of course the boys were not humble about their win.

The next game up was Taboo-the one where you are given a card with a word and have to hint to your team what the word is without using particular related words, that are listed below the one you are trying to get them to guess. Girls completely dominated at this game....possibly because we are so darn good at talking. ; )

One of the of funnier parts of this game to me was when it was Jeremie's turn. Jeremie's word that he was trying to get the boys to guess was "Nap". So the first hint that came to mind was "This is what Katie does for like 3 hours every Sunday!" And one of the dear guys yelled: "TALK!" As if that wasn't insulting enough, Jeremie next hint was: "It's what Katie's doing right now!" ...and the next answer yelled was: "CHEATING!" At this point, my feelings were almost hurt. (Not really.) Someone finally got the point and yelled "Nap" without any further humiliation.

The Guys at a Victory Brunch the next day: Jeremie, Alex, David, Charles

The girls also took a shopping trip recently to Thomasville, which is an adorable town about 30 minutes from Tallahassee. It reminds me of a larger Brookhaven with its cute shops and old fashioned buildings. We had lunch at a neat little deli, and even went wedding dress shopping, as one of the girls is engaged. This was so much fun and made me totally jealous that I have already gone through the whole ordeal. I absolutely loved my dress and can't imagine wearing anything else-but come on, girls NEVER get tired of trying on pretty dresses. Jessica, Melissa, and myself had to settle for these beauties.....(wink,wink, we grabbed the tackiest ones we could find.....)

We also found some rad rhinestone glasses....

The Dominators:

Jessica, Brandy, Patty, Christina, Melissa, Amanda & Ada

My last random posting is a salute to the beginning of turkey season. Jeremie got a new shotgun for his birthday and put it to good use on Monday morning, as he killed his first turkey! For those wanting details, it had a 9 inch beard! We are lookin' forward to some fried turkey soon.

I am ready for my turn now.......we had some shooting practice on Friday afternoon which went pretty well if I may so so myself. Here turkey, turkey.....

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

This Week's Verse

"The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever."

-Isaiah 40:8

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Birthday Boy!

Jeremie's Birthday was a couple weeks ago and we had quite a homemade birthday party. We have been so busy lately, plus his b-day was on a Monday, so we decided to keep it simple. VERY SIMPLE. See bar piled up with the glamorous birthday meal:

That's right, you see a Triple Dipper from Chili's (complete with southwestern egg rolls, buffalo wings & cheesesticks), sliced cheese & salami platter, and some hot pepper jelly over cream cheese with crackers. For all of you out there judging me for coming up with the most terribly random menu, let me point out that this is what J requested. If you know J at all, you know he loves his "apps" (appetizers). We called it the Smorgasbord....which by the way, totally reminds me of the rat in the movie Charlotte's Web that ate too much at the fair and ran around singing that song "Smorgasbord, Smorgasbord..." Jeremie and I sing it when we have such random food pairings.

That comment just made me google the work Smorgasbord, which brought me to an actual definition:

Smörgåsbord (Swedish pronunciation: [ˌsmœrɡɔsˈbuːɖ]) is a type of Scandinavian meal served buffet-style with multiple dishes of various foods on a table, originating in Sweden.

Gifts were opened and we finished the night off with DELISH cupcakes from The Cake Shop in Tally. I didn't want to get stuck with a full cake, so I got 4 different flavors:
Italian Creme, Chocolate Strawberry filled, German Chocolate and Turtle. There are no words for how fabulous the cupcakes were. We split them so we could try all 4 and were both covered in icing by the time it was said and done.

Happy Birthday to my wonderful Hubby and Best Friend.

This week's Verse...

Okay, so I'm a little late posting this week's verse, but here it is:

"Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. "

-Matthew 7:24

Sunday, March 6, 2011

One Lucky Pound Puppy

So today is our little buddy's one year anniversary! Since Manny was a pound puppy and we have no idea when his birthday is, today is the closest thing we can celebrate.
I had been wanting a dog for a long time, and kept trying to convince J we NEEDED a dog. (As if we NEED anything.) I guess J finally figured that if I we were going to get one, he'd better have a say in it, so he looked online and found "Manny" who was at the Bainbridge Humane Society.

Here was the original picture:

I also found a few dogs at some different shelters online, so one Saturday, while J was on call, I went on the dog hunt. J sent me out the door with these instructions: Don't bring back a dog that is yeppie, a shedder, and NO CHIHUAHUAS.
So I went to the Leon & Thomas County Humane Societies and saw some cute pups, but none that I connected with. I actually "trial tested" a couple, one who wouldn't give me the time of day, and the other who shed so much white fur that it looked like a bomb of fur went off in the room.
So Bainbridge was my last stop to see what this Manny dog was all about. I walked in and was led back to the kennel. Manny was across the room, in the second row of kennels, but the second I walked in, he turned around and looked at me; I immediately saw him, walked straight to his kennel, opened it, and knew we had our dog. Didn't even look at any other dogs. I asked Manny if he was a yeppie dog or a shedder and he told me no, so I took him home to his new daddy. : ) (He actually lied about being a shedder.)
For the first few days, Manny was quite shy and walked with his tail tucked between his legs. Fast forward a year later and we have the most social, spoiled pup, who thinks everything is about him. He LOVES running around the property, cuddling on the couch, and every now & then, manage to get himself on the bed. There is not a shy bone in his body.
NOTE: Yes, Jeremie and I have a million pillows on our bed, and no, we do not have enough matching pillowcases to accomadate our love for a million pillows.
We love our little guy; he has been such a great addition to our little family. He has brought us a lot of joy!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Babies Aren't Us

Okay-so I was going to title this post "Babies R U" since it's about babies, but I figured my mother would be so excited and fall out of her chair thinking we had a little one on the way! (Sorry Mom)

So the news is out that we are going to be an Aunt & Uncle. I couldn't be any more excited. As soon as we found out I was looking at little mini-person clothes and the soft blankets in TJ Maxx. I cannot wait to have a little niece or nephew to spoil! We were informed today that our little mustard seed has graduated to a grape size. I CAN'T WAIT!

We also have several friends who have had little ones recently or have them on the way. My friend Amanda just had an adorable baby girl, Paige, and we threw a shower for her in January. All the little clothes were TOO CUTE, but she was equally excited about the Diaper Genie.

These are my sweet Tally girlfriends. Adriana on the right (also pregnant with Baby Sofia) then Amanda, and Susie on the left. Susie and I will happily serve as aunts.

I'm sure we will get some great practice from all these babies....... but I doubt any amount of practice will be enough for another Wells in the world. One word comes to mind: PAYBACK.

Our moms are smiling and nodding as they read this.

This Week's Verse....

As I mentioned last week, J and are doing a 13 week scripture memorization challenge......

This week's verse was a little longer:

Hebrews 4:12

"For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joint and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart."

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Ringin' in the New Year @ the Gator Bowl

Okay-so I'm starting to catch up! We're up to New Year's now!

We had a fabulous New Years, as we headed down I-10 with many other Bulldawg Fans to watch the Gator Bowl. At first we were a little dissapointed that we didn't go to the Peach Bowl, but our 2.5 hours drive compared to a 5.5 hour drive to Atlanta was quite nice.

We arrived in Jacksonville just in time for the Gator Bowl Parade, which was actually much bigger than I expected. We got to see the Famous Maroon Band and it was awesome hearing the cowbells echo through the downtown streets. (Our opponent was Michigan, so not too many folks made the long haul to the Sunshine State. P.S. Michigan fans now hate cowbells.)

I was pumped up about New Year's Eve, because we got to get all dressed up and go to the "Dawg Pound Party" which was at a really nice convention center. We got to see several of our friends, which was a great time. I have been complaining for the last two New Years that we have stayed home. The party was great, but to be honest, I missed our homemade New Years complete with bottle rockets, sparklers, roman candles, and tanks (my childhood favorite.)

So on New Year's morning we were up & at em ready for our Gamdeday Breakfast. (We stayed at an adorable Bed & Breakfast for which Jeremie got big points for. ) We ate with some very nice Michgan fans and met some fellow Dawgs, Mr. & Mrs. Thad Harrell, who we are forever grateful to. See, Thad had a parking pass, but no clue how to get to the stadium. So he struck a deal with J that we could ride with them and take advantage of this extremely close parking as long as J drove their car to get us there. As crazy as it sounds, jumping in the car with people we only met 15 mintues prior is not strange for me and J. I mean, we still vacation with people we met on our honeymoon....(Love ya Bart & Jen!)

Anyway, so we make it to the stadium in about 15 minutes and wave to the other people in miles of traffic paying $150 to park 2 miles away.

Now-let's get to the important stuff-we DOMINATED the Wolverines. They left with their tail between their legs. It was incredible. The scoreboard says it all...

The was definately MORE COWBELL. Thanks to Cate for my new favorite MSU Shirt.

And after a long game and lots of cheering, we definitely needed some R&R at the B&B......

By the way.....this place was called The Inn at Oak Street if you are ever in Jacksonville and want a great place to stay. It was the true Bed & Breakfast experience with all modern amenities. And in a trendy neighborhood with lots of restaurants and shops......